Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched Windows Desktop Search enabled for enterprise deployment, which allows corporate information workers to find and retrieve what they’re looking for on their personal computers, in e-mail and on network file shares from a single starting point. Microsoft’s vision is to enable a complete enterprise search experience with search across the PC and e-mail through Windows Desktop Search, across the enterprise intranet environment with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and across the Web with MSN Search. Microsoft plans to continue expanding the capabilities of Windows Desktop Search and augment them with Windows Live services to search across new data sources and provide the future opportunity to build services on top of the desktop platform. The new enterprise version of Windows Desktop Search takes the consumer version of the product offering and provides a simple way to deploy and manage this product across the enterprise environment. Enterprise customers have the option to deploy the MSN Search Toolbar, which provides a new beta feature that gives people the ability to see integrated Windows Desktop Search results within Microsoft Office Outlook. IT managers can customize Windows Desktop Search and the MSN Search Toolbar to allow users to switch the scope of their search experience from their desktop to the Web or to a corporate intranet, all from one ubiquitous search box. These products have been designed to respect the privacy of multiple users on a single PC by utilizing the Windows authentication and user account management infrastructure. IT professionals can deploy, customize and manage these search capabilities via Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 or third-party deployment tools. IT professionals can also extend Windows Desktop Search to index additional information sources and file types using IFilters and protocol handlers that are documented on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site. Enterprises can tap into additional product assistance through Microsoft Product Support Services. Currently supported in 15 languages, with others available soon, Windows Desktop Search for the enterprise can be downloaded for free with a Windows License at
Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC) (NASDAQ:TSX:) (NASDAQ:HUM) announced the official launch of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 focuses on usability, integration and performance. Hummingbird’s Business Solutions Framework is designed to minimize deployment complexities and reduce total cost of ownership by ensuring that content enabling processes can be transparently accessed from the client applications users most commonly deploy in their daily work habits. The Hummingbird Enterprise Client for Microsoft Outlook provides an interactive, business-based view of the entire suite of Hummingbird Enterprise functionality from within Microsoft Outlook. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 delivers integration between all the key phases of managing content lifecycle. At its core is Hummingbird Enterprise Workflow that links content lifecycle processes by automating critical business tasks and simplifying repetitive activities associated with content creation, profiling and records retention and disposition practices. Content Drive is a technology designed to improve the way desktop applications interact with the Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 content repository. It leverages network connectivity to control how an application talks to a repository. With Content Drive all file operations to the content repository are handled natively at the Microsoft operating system kernel level, eliminating the need to write and maintain specific code to transfer documents. http://www.hummingbird.com
For Immediate Release:
60+ Vendors Set to Showcase Latest Innovations at the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Boston
Event Offers Strategic Platform for Content Management Companies to Introduce New Technologies and Solutions for Enterprise Applications; Exhibit Hall Free to Attend
Welz & Weisel Communications
Cambridge, MA, November 14, 2005. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Boston will play host to over 60 vendors exhibiting a broad range of content technologies available for enterprise applications. Taking place November 29-December 1 at the Westin Copley Place, attendees can learn more about widely deployed technologies like content management and enterprise search as well as newer technologies for corporate content applications, such as blogs, wikis, RSS, and “rich internet” applications.
To view the entire list of exhibitors visit: http://www.lighthouseseminars.com/gilbane_boston_05/Exhibitors.html
The following highlights some of the exciting and innovative content management technologies and solutions that will be on display:
— Artesia Digital Media Group will showcase its Artesia Digital Asset management solution; helping creative professionals improve productivity by seamlessly linking desktop design and publishing applications to the digital media managed within Artesia DAM.
— AuthorIT, in conjunction with reseller Info By Design, will be demonstrating its cost-effective, integrated, single-source documentation solution, incorporating authoring, content management, security and standards control, and publishing to print, online Help, and the Web.
— Autonomy will give a live demonstration of their flagship product, IDOL Server. This award-winning technology enables enterprises to fully understand and manage their information assets, including Enterprise Governance and compliance.
— AXS-One will showcase the AXS-One Compliance Platform(TM), demonstrating how to manage growing volumes of electronic records, including e-mail, instant messages, SAP output and desktop documents for corporate governance, legal discovery and regulatory compliance plus operational efficiency.
— Contextware will demonstrate its namesake software Contextware OS. In the context of their jobs, knowledge workers are connected to the content, procedures and tools they need to perform information-rich enterprise processes.
— Design Science will demonstrate its MathFlow line of MathML tools for working with the mathematical notation found in most engineering, scientific, medical, and educational content.
— Dovetail Internet Technologies provides WRP (Web Resource Publishing) software for the Enterprise. Dovetail WRP combines web content management, document portal creation, and full e-commerce capabilities into a single solution that maximizes ROI for user companies.
— Ektron will demonstrate just-released CMS400.NET V5.1, a milestone that goes beyond the boundaries of typical Web CMS. CMS400.NET integrates Web content and document management plus memberships, subscriptions and Web Alerts, RSS, form-building engine and more.
— EMC will showcase its family of enterprise content management (ECM) products, including its marketing resource management solution for managing the entire marketing process – from campaigns and branding to ongoing marketing activities.
— FatWire is showcasing several examples of how leading companies are deploying Web applications that persuade visitors to take action and deliver exceptional ROI.
— GMC Software Technology will be demonstrating its suite of variable document design and approval and web services software solutions at the Gilbane Conference in booth 137.
— Hummingbird Ltd. is a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions. Our enterprise content management (ECM) solutions allow customers to manage the entire lifecycle of enterprise content from creation to disposition.
— Idiom WorldServer allows customers to cost-effectively deliver websites, products and marketing materials in multiple languages by maximizing existing investments in enterprise content management, database technologies and software configuration management solutions.
— Information Mapping will introduce Content Mapper, a front-end MS Word-based XML authoring tool that links with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Systems. Information Mapping and Content Mapper are supportive of DITA open source solutions.
— Interwoven’s ECM solutions enable companies to improve revenue growth, reduce business risk, and lower costs by streamlining processes including: Web Content Management, Records Management, Digital Asset Management, Content Provisioning, Deal Management, Matter-Centric Collaboration, and more.
— MarkLogic Server allows enterprises to convert, query, manipulate and render XML content. It loads content “as is,” includes a powerful XQuery interface, and provides millisecond response times against multi-terabyte contentbases.
— MEI will introduce its Custom Publishing Engine. Built for Adobe InDesign Server, the Engine dynamically generates marketing and sales collateral and improves marketing response rates by combining managed content with automatic document generation.
— Mobius is a leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise content management. ViewDirect is a comprehensive suite that integrates content across disparate repositories, supports regulatory compliance, and provides content-enabled applications that automate business processes.
— Nexaweb will demonstrate how its Rich Internet Application platform can expand CMS capabilities and improve usability through dynamic, compound interfaces that combine existing CMS and core business information systems.
— PaperThin recently announced advanced content classification and discovery capabilities in its latest release of CommonSpot Content Server. Visit booth #162 to learn how this new functionality enables organizations to increase content value and improve the user experience.
— Quasar Technologies presents GETREADY v.3.0, a web-enabled, services-oriented production management platform that optimizes, coordinates and simplifies the extended content value chain for commercial publications and corporate documents, eliminating the time-consuming, costly errors associated with demanding publishing environments.
— RedDot Solutions – Recognized throughout the industry as the fastest to implement and easiest to use, RedDot CMS and LiveServer extend usability, deliver more relevant content, and make site administration simple.
— Refresh Software will showcase SiteRefresh(R), a full featured, highly scalable, enterprise CMS designed to manage multiple web-sites. SiteRefresh drops into any production environment, is rapidly deployable, and costs less than annual maintenance of competitive ECM offerings.
— RepliWeb announces the release of R-1v3.5 with support for IIS6.0 Metabase replication. This critical feature, coupled with R-1’s innovative publishing and rollback capabilities position R-1 as the most feature rich, cost effective web content publishing platform.
— SilkRoad technology will showcase Eprise OnDemand, a new tool that leverages the enterprise capabilities of Eprise but allows powerful, personalized fully content managed websites to be created with ZERO programming.
— SiberLogic will showcase SiberSafe DITA, and SiberSafe S1000D: two new editions of its robust, feature-rich XML CMS for documentation teams – the only solution that includes semantic knowledge modeling.
— Sitecore announces support for Microsoft’s .NET 2.0, enabling faster XML rendering performance, powerful page skinning tools and profile-driven personalization, while leveraging Microsoft’s XAML to deliver a 100% browser-based, multi-window content management desktop for users.
— Softlinx is showcasing the 100% Sun Solaris Fax Server with Java Fax API; Fax Archiving to Central Document Repository for Compliance; and Rule-based Email Capture and Filing solutions.
— Stellent will feature business applications powered by its award-winning Universal Content Management product suite which includes document management and imaging, Web content management, digital asset management, collaboration, and records management.
— Thomas Technology Solutions, Inc., a systems integrator and production services provider, partner with the leading content management software providers such as EMC/Documentum and Arbortext and will be displaying their ECM solutions at Booth #139.
— Translations.com will present the company’s proprietary Globalization Management System, GlobalLink. Integrated with leading Content Management Systems, GlobalLink acts as a multilingual module for cost effective creation, distribution, and management of multilingual content for all target markets.
— Vasont Systems will unveil Vasont 10, the latest version of its powerful single-source content management system that enables organizations to store multilingual content for maximum reuse and multi-channel delivery.
— Vignette Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products help organizations capture and deliver relevant information, streamline business processes and share knowledge while becoming more efficient and complying with corporate governance regulations.
— Vivisimo creates innovative software to access and cluster the world’s information, for better search and discovery. Vivisimo serves its customers through its Velocity platform combining clustering, federated search, and search.
— XyEnterprise will demonstrate Microsoft Word and InfoPath integrations with Content@, emphasizing reuse, automated workflow, multi-channel delivery, versioning and search to a new class of users authoring semi-structured documents.
— Xyleme will showcase its newest versions of Xyleme Views, technology for managing heterogeneous content structures, and the Xyleme Assemble-on-Demand Publishing Solution, as well as its Single-Source Publishing Solution for Technical Documentation and Training.
About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works(TM) program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Digital Media, a Division of Open Text, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INSS), Context Media (Oracle, NASDAQ: ORCL), Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Idiom, Mark Logic, Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX), SDL International (London Stock Exchange:SDL), Vasont Systems, Vignette (NASDAQ:VGN), and WebSideStory (NASDAQ:WSSI). https://gilbane.com
About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs. http://www.lighthouseseminars.co